Online Course
Aetiology, Symptoms and Clinical Classifications of Temporomandibular Disorders
Gain insight into the clinical signs of temporomandibular joint dysfunction

1.5-2 hours





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Victoria Reboredo
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Victoria is a Senior Physiotherapist practicing in London, England with a focus on practical TMJ clinical rehabilitation.

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is considered one of the most complex joints in the body. It plays an important role in dental occlusion and the neuromuscular system. However, the number of patients presenting with dysfunction of the TMJ is increasing. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the most common non-dental cause of facial pain, and it has been estimated that around half of the population has at least one sign of TMD. Understanding the aetiology, symptoms, and classification of TMD will help physiotherapists better identify and manage these patients in clinical practice.


This course aims to introduce the aetiology, symptoms and clinical classifications of temporomandibular disorders.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.4 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the epidemiology of temporomandibular disorders
  • describe key symptoms associated with temporomandibular disorders
  • explain internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint
  • identify the proposed causes of temporomandibular disorders and internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint
  • discuss the classification of temporomandibular disorders

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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